MSRP: $4,345.00

Sometimes the best things come in small packages. Take the KY-F55U Compact, yet delivering 750 lines of horizontal resolution (S/N of 60 dB) from a remarkable new 3-CCD pick-up. The KY-F55U also accepts C-mount lenses, making it ideal for image processing, analytical, and microscope applications. And it comes with RS-232C remote control capability, making possible a wide range of applications.


The KY-F55U incorporates three high-density 1/3 inch Interline Transfer CCDs packed with 380,000 pixels. Supported by the latest high-precision bonding technology and innovative circuitry, the CCDs deliver a remarkable 750 lines of horizontal resolution with a S/N ratio of 60 dB. Featuring the latest micro lens technology, these super sensitive CCDs also produce an impressive F5.6 at 2000 lux, 0 dB gain. Together, that adds up to high-quality, high- resolution pictures that capture every detail, no matter how small, whether in the factory or in the laboratory.


The high-precision mounting technology that paved the way for the KY-F55U's high-density CCD also led to the development of a remarkable new prism-mode C-mount, and let JVC build an ultra- compact camera. The C-mount is an universal lens specification widely used by optical instruments and film cameras. But, until now, the length of the optical path made application to 3-CCD cameras a tough challenge. JVC's creative solution adopts highly refractive optical glass and the latest optical technologies. Now, users can mount high-quality C-mount lenses such as JVC's HZ-610MDU motorized zoom lens -a key component for a remote controlled camera configuration.


Shutter speed is adjustable up to 1/2,000 and can be set in small steps with the Variable Scan function. That makes the camera ideal for special laboratory and industrial applications, such as shooting high-speed motion analysis and images on computer monitors. Setting the shutter to 1/100 sec. eliminates distracting flicker when shooting under 50 Hz fluorescent lighting.


At just 1.1 Ibs., the KY-F55U, with its high-technology 1/3" CCD and C-mount prism, is a remarkably lightweight camera. That, coupled with exceptionally compact dimensions, opens the door to a broad range of applications.


The KY-F55U incorporates a SMPTE Type Color Bar Generator, which is a handy tool for fine-tuning system monitors and reproducing color and brightness reference signals with recording systems.


Balance and Two Auto White Memories The full-time Auto White function analyzes the color temperature of a light source, then makes continuously corrections to assure perfectly tracking real- time white balance over a wide range of changing lighting conditions. Red and Blue Gain can also be adjusted manually. Two memory positions let users input and recall settings for specific applications.

ENHANCED AUTOMATIC LEVEL CONTROL (ALC) with Extended Electronic Iris (EEI) The new Enhanced ALC mode allows continuous automatic shooting in all light levels, without the need to suddenly switch gain setting or insert an ND filter. For example, when shooting dark areas/ after the iris has opended fully, the gain will automatically increase just enough to achieve proper video. Then during the bright daylight, the Extended Electronic Iris is engaged which provides a continuously variable shutter so there is no need for an ND filter. The result is continuous automatic shooting from dark to bright daylight without any interruption of the picture or intervention by a camera operator.

WIDE RANGE OF VIDEO OUTPUTS To ensure the widest range of applications, the KY-F55U outputs composite video, Y/C, RGB, and composite sync signals. The RGB output supports computer graphic, motion analysis, video microscope, and other image processing applications.

AUTO INTERNAL SYNC/EXTERNAL SYNC SWITCHING The KY-F55U has an automatic internal sync/external sync switching system. This is useful when switching camera images in multi-camera systems or when upgrading systems.

FLEXIBLE CAMERA MOUNTINGS The KY-F55U can be mounted on a tripod stand, bracket, or pan/tilt unit. A camera mounting plate is provided for ceiling installations and other setups requiring top-of-camera mounting.

RS-232C INTERFACE CAPABILITY The camera features an RS-232C interface, so it can be controlled by a personal computer for image processing.


With the RM-LP55U, you can command all camera functions from a remote location. Using the handy Setup Menu Function, inputting camera settings on the LCD menu couldn't be simpler. It takes only seconds to set the eight menu items: Camera Mode, Contour Detail Mode, SC Fine Coarse, H. Phase, Gamma ON/OFF, Auto Iris Detection Mode, Title Display, and Title Edit. The display is also backlit, making it easy to operate under all lighting conditions. Data transferred with the remole control to the camera stays in the camera even if the remote control is disconnected.

"SCENE FILE" FUNCTION The RM-LP55U has a memory for storing two sets of camera set-up, which can be readily called up and applied directly to the connected camera.